2012 Certificate: 15


Truth may be stranger than fiction, but it is practically unrecognisable in Bart Layton's astonishing debut documentary. Mixing interviews with stylised dramatic reconstruction, Layton recounts the bizarre story of Frederic Bourdin, a 23 year old Frenchman living in Spain who in 1997 convinced a Texan family - plus the Spanish and US government - that he was their son who went missing three years earlier. Fascinating and disturbing, you literally won't believe your eyes.


  • Bart Layton


  • Frederic Bourdin

  • Adam O'Brian

  • Carey Gibson

  • Anna Ruben